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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004

Area chambers set schedules

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. The topic will be updates on the Arctic Winter Games, Central Peninsula General Hospital and the David Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge. Lunch is available for $10. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Mark Hamilton, University of Alaska president; Elaine Maimon, UAA chancellor; and Akihiro Aoki, consul general for Alaska from Japan, will be the featured speakers at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is available for $11. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

Businesses support food bank

The following area business will have collection barrels for food donations for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank during the holiday season: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will accept donations through Dec. 24; Blood Bank of Alaska will accept donations from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Peninsula Center Mall; Country Foods will accept donations through the end of December; Era Aviation will offer fare discounts with a food donation; the Kenai and Soldotna First National Bank of Anchorage offices will accept food donations through the end of December; Fred Meyer will accept food donations through the end of December; Kenai and Soldotna Safeway stores have begun a turkey call in which participants tell the cashier to add the purchase of a turkey to benefit food bank families; Sav-U-More will accept food donations through the end of December; Three Bears will accept food donations through the end of December; Kenai and Soldotna Wells Fargo offices will accept food donations through the end of December; and Wildwood Correctional Facility will accept food donations through the end of December.

Last year, the food bank was able to give away 300 turkeys.

Salon-a-thon, auction fund-raiser set

The Alaska Hairlines and the Peninsula Center Mall merchants will host a salon-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 at the mall.All proceeds will be donated to Alaska troops overseas. Area and celebrity stylists will offer their services for haircuts, esthetician work and manicures. Music, an auction and prizes are some of the planned activities. Christmas cards will be available to fill out for soldiers. For more information,call 262-2678.

Bookkeeping, tax return workshop planned

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop on basic bookkeeping and tax return records from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the center. Dayne Clark will instruct. Preregistration at least one day prior to the workshop is required. For more information, call Bunny Kishaba at 714-2331.

Wilcox named to three-year term

Sue Wilcox, executive assistant to Central Peninsula General Hospital CEO David Gilbreath, was elected to serve a three-year term to the Association of Health Care Administrative Assistants.

AHCAA is a professional affiliation of executive and administrative assistants working in health care and health service organizations.

'Goldie' broadcasting awards presented

Two area broadcasters recently received The Alaska Broadcasters Association "Goldie" award for the best in Alaska radio and television programming.

Len Clark, previously general manager of KBBI-AM public radio in Homer, won for the best live sports event, for the play-by-play of the Alaska Baseball League, "Peninsula Oilers vs. Athletes in Action," in the statewide category.

Kurt Haider, former news reporter for KDLL-FM public radio in Kenai, won for the best live sports event, for the play-by-play of the University of Alaska Anchorage Hockey, "Seawolves Defeat Two-time National Champions Minnesota," in the Anchorage category.



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